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BUSINESS OWNER'S INSURANCE

Business owner policies for organizations in Tyrone, Fayette County and throughout Georgia

 

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The business world is constantly changing. You have worked hard to build your dream, and it is more important than ever to protect your company. We will thoroughly assess your situation and identify the precise coverage options to help your business thrive. With a business owner's policy, you can protect the basic assets of your businesses such as your workspace, your tools, and your employees. However, we can also assess your situation to help you understand what other coverages you may need.

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Other Common Coverages

What other coverages are common for small businesses? Here are a few other standards!​

  • Commercial Property

  • General Liability

  • Workers' Compensation

  • Commercial Auto

  • Cyber Liability

  • Employment Practices

  • Liquor Liability

What's the difference between a Business Owner's Policy and General Liability?

It's easy to get these two lines of insurance confused. A Business Owner's Policy (known often as a BOP) is protection for your business, giving coverages for things such as damage to your property, damage to your work tools, and some protections for employees and yourself. General Liability gives protection when you cause damage to someone else's business or property. Both are necessary for many businesses, since as a business you likely work with other businesses. Not sure what coverages you need? Talk with someone at Customized Insurance Brokers and we can help assess your entire business structure.

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Customized Insurance Brokers has decades of experience providing insurance coverage to every type of business. Tell us about your business and we will find the perfect combination of coverage for your needs.

Business Insurance FAQs

What is Business Insurance?

Business insurance includes a broad range of policy options designed to protect a business from financial loss. Every commercial operation has its own unique set of risks, which means a commercial insurance policy must be tailored to the business. Many factors, from the size of your company, to the number of workers you employ, the materials they handle and whether you have business vehicles, will determine the specific coverage you need to mitigate risk and protect your company’s financials.  With Customized Insurance Brokers, you can get all of your business insurance handled by one office. 

 

What does Business Insurance Cover?

Business insurance coverage for a commercial operation can include the following and more:

  • General liability insurance: Covers third party liability claims for injuries to other people.

  • Professional liability and malpractice insurance: Covers professionals against loss due to negligent professional duty, wrongful acts, and advice and services that lead to another person’s loss or injury.

  • Product liability insurance: Covers against faulty products and damage, illness, injury or death that may occur from using a faulty product.

  • Property insurance: Covers loss and damage to your commercial business property due to fires, storms and other causes.

  • Commercial vehicle insurance: Covers commercial vehicles and drivers for collision, liability, property damage, personal injury and "comprehensive" (now known as "other than collision").

  • Workers compensation: Covers your employees if they become ill or injured while working on the job.

  • Loss of income: Covers your business expenses such as rent and employee wages if you can’t operate your business.

  • Key person insurance: Covers loss of income that may result from the head of the business or other key personnel becoming incapacitated or passing away (also known as key man insurance).

  • Cyber-crime insurance: Provides protection for risks due to Internet use and online communications.

  • Records retention policies: Covers loss of important data and financial records.

  • Specialty coverage: Insurance that covers various specific business risks, such as those of landlords, farmers, and commercial operations that put on one-day events, such as seminars or concerts.

 

Is business insurance a requirement?

Business insurance is required by law, but only under certain conditions. The following business insurance is required by law if it is applicable to your situation:

  • Unemployment insurance: Applies to a business that has employees and may be obligated to pay unemployment insurance taxes under prescribed conditions; if these conditions are applicable to your business, then you must register your business with the state work force’s agency.

  • Workers compensation insurance: If your business has employees, you are most likely legally obligated to carry workers’ compensation insurance, either on a self-insured basis or through a commercial insurance carrier or a state worker’s compensation program. Workers compensation laws vary by state.

  • Professional liability insurance: Some states require specified professionals to carry insurance against professional liability.

 

What is General Liability Insurance?

General liability insurance provides insurance protection for a company’s assets, financial obligations, legal defense, and any settlements or judgments awarded to an injured party. It may also include claims for copyright infringement, false or misleading advertising, or libel and slander. If a patron is injured in some way in the course of doing business with your company, your general liability insurance will provide coverage.  This protects you and allows you to continue with your business.

 

What is a Business Owner’s Policy?

A business owner’s policy or “BOP” is insurance coverage designed specifically for small or medium-sized businesses. Depending upon the insurance company, the size of business that qualifies for a business owner’s policy may be based on revenues or number of employees. This number varies from state to state.  A BOP combines several types of insurance coverage in a packaged format, and can be customized to suit a particular business. Generally, this type of policy includes both property and liability coverage.

Policies may also provide coverage to include the following:

  • Property claims

  • Breakdown of equipment

  • Loss of income/business interruption

  • Professional liability

  • Copyright infringement

  • Libel

  • Products and completed operations

  • Premises liability

 

What is Errors and Omissions Insurance?

Errors and omissions insurance (or "E and O") covers a business for a service rendered which did not have the expected or promised results, or which results in a loss or personal injury suffered by the person receiving those services. It also covers situations where the individual or company failed to render service at all. These are known as errors and omissions. As an example of errors and omissions insurance, if a financial advisor provided investment advice that resulted in a client’s financial loss, those circumstances could result in an errors and omissions liability claim.

This type of insurance is also known as malpractice insurance (for medical practitioners) and professional liability insurance for practicing lawyers and other professionals.  Contact us today so that we can customize your options for your business!